Throughout our communities we have taken steps to document our history and share the stories of past leaders in public places. Unfortunately women are not fairly represented in these images, in part because for centuries women’s contributions were not acknowledged. Where women are represented it is often as mothers or mystical creatures.
It is time to profile all the powerful women who have built our communities, supported our people and provided care to others. We want to see women recognized in public places so that we all have a visual representation of what women leaders are and can be. We want our daughters to know that they have an important place in this world.
We are not asking for the images of historical male leaders to be removed; we are simply asking for women to be displayed in equally prominent locations. These women can be from all walks of life who have contributed in a variety of ways to better our communities.
Here is a video that further explains who we are and what we are doing: